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County asks for figures to drop property tax rate slightly

Franklin County Commissioners Court members have asked for figures from County Auditor to drop the ad valorem tax rate slightly from last year’s equivalent rate.

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Disinfecting of water lines to continue

The City of Mount Vernon is in its second week of a four-week routine chemical cleaning of the water system’s lines. The process began August 1 and will continue through Tuesday, August 30.

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Water district offers used boat to sheriff’s office

The Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors authorized the purchase of a new patrol boat for use by the district’s Lake Patrol personnel, and subsequently approved giving the old patrol boat to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

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Jones elected officer for Sheriff’s Association

Franklin County Sheriff Ricky JonesFranklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones was elected last week as an officer with the Sheriff’s Association of Texas (SAT) at the group’s annual conference.

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Hotel/Motel Tax applications called for by county

Organizations that would like to secure Franklin County Hotel / Motel Tax funding for 2020 projects must submit an application for consideration.

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Mild weather noted for July

There is only one word to describe weather during July 2019 in Franklin County and that would have to be “mild.”

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SWEPCO Seeks Approval of Low-Cost Renewable Energy

Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power company, recently, announced plans to add 810 megawatts (MW) of wind energy by 2022.

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Friday deadline for county Hotel/Motel Tax allocations

The deadline for applications for funding from organizations seeking support through the Franklin County Hotel / Motel Tax (HOT) for 2020 projects is 10 a.m. Friday, August 9.

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City to begin disinfecting water lines August 1

The City of Mount Vernon will perform a routine chlorine burnout to the water system for 30 days, which will help prevent long term discoloration, odor and taste in the city’s water.

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